Childhood Immunisation Advice

Pediatric vaccine schedule mnemonic for the immunizations given to children ages 0-6 years.

In preparation for the NCLEX exam, you will want to know the recommended vaccines given to children at various ages, such as birth, 2, 4, 6, 12-18 months, and 4-6 years.

What is the easiest way to memorize the immunization schedule for the pediatric population? A Mnemonic!

This video will give you three mnemonics to help you memorize the vaccine schedule. Each mnemonic I created includes the age category and its vaccines.

Pediatric Vaccine Schedule:

Birth:
Hepatitis B (1st dose)

2 months:
Hepatitis B (2nd dose)
DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis)
Hib (haemophilus influenzae type B)
Polio
PCV (pneumococcal conjugate vaccine)
RV (rotavirus)

4 months:
DTaP (2nd dose)
Hib (2nd dose)
Polio (2nd dose)
PCV (2nd dose)
RV (2nd dose)

6 months:
Hepatitis B (3rd dose)
DTap (3rd dose)
Hib (3rd dose)
Polio (3rd dose)
PCV (3rd dose)
RV (3rd dose)
Influenza (yearly)

12-18 months:
DTaP (4th dose)
Hib (4th dose)
PCV (4th dose)
MMR (1st dose)
Varicella (1st dose)
Hepatitis A (2 dose series….given 12 months and 18 months)
Influenza (yearly)

4-6 years old:
DTaP (5th dose)
Polio (4th dose)
MMR (2nd dose)
Varicella (2nd dose)
Influenza (yearly)

Quiz on Vaccine Schedule:

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